The Atlanta Hawks are getting into the trade action amid the peak of the 2022 NBA Offseason. They traded Kevin Huerter to the Sacramento Kings in exchange for justin holiday, Mo Harkless, and a first-round pick.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted the news Friday afternoon.
Atlanta is trading Kevin Huerter to Sacramento for Justin Holiday, Mo Harkless and a future first round pick, sources tell EPSN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 1, 2022
The Athletic’s Chris Kirschner tweeted that the pick is a 2024 lottery-protected first-round pick, which comes top 12 protected in 2025 and top 10 protected in 2026. And, if the pick isn’t conveyed by 2026, it turns into two second round picks.
The first-round pick the Hawks received is lottery-protected in 2024, top-12 in 2025, top-10 in 2026 and then turns into two seconds if it hasn’t conveyed yet.
— Chris Kirschner (@ChrisKirschner) July 1, 2022
Huerter was a huge contributor to the Hawks success since being drafted in 2018. He quickly became the team’s sixth man and a reliable three-point shooter. The 23-year-old was third in three-pointers made for the Hawks this season.
He also led the team in accuracy from deep with a .389 three-point percentage. Meanwhile, Atlanta star Trae Young shot .382 from beyond the arc.
Now, the Hawks are heading into the 2022-2023 season without their most reliable three-point shooter. However, they acquired a lot in exchange for the young guard. Justin Holiday and Mo Harkless are the newest members of the Hawks.
Both are small forwards with the ability to pitch in wherever necessary. They could be great versatile bench players behind Dejounte Murray, De’Andre Hunter, and John Collins. The trade comes just hours after Atlanta signed 25-year-old point guard Aaron Holiday. He’ll likely be the Hawks’ main bench piece behind Trae Young.